Postdoctoral Fellowship on Alcohol and PTSD

We are seeking a full-time postdoctoral fellow to work on a large NIAAA funded R01 study seeking to explore mechanisms and improve recovery for both PTSD and alcohol use in women recently exposed to sexual assault. This is a 2-year appointment, with the second year contingent on funding. The intended start date is negotiable.

The fellowship will involve coordinating a clinical trial examining fear (imaginal exposure) or reward-based (alcohol skills training) interventions in the treatment of symptoms of PTSD and alcohol misuse, examining both fear and reward as biomarkers. Applications are being accepted for this research postdoctoral position with Dr. Michele Bedard-Gilligan (Study PI) at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington. Applicants must demonstrate excellent communication and leadership skills, have experience conducting clinical research and data analysis, and have prior training in cognitive behavioral therapy for PTSD and/or substance use. Experience with psychophysiology and/or information processing paradigms is a plus. The position includes training and consultation with supervisors, provision of direct clinical service to participants enrolled in the trial, oversight and implementation of experimental paradigms, data management and statistical analysis, manuscript and presentation preparation, and assisting with grant preparation.

Prospective candidates must receive their Ph.D. prior to starting the fellowship. Salary is competitive and includes benefits. To apply, send a cover letter describing your clinical work and research interests, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Applications and inquiries should be emailed to Michele Bedard-Gilligan, Ph.D. at mab29@uw.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.